September 08, 2014

Amy Lin Meyerson named chair of ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division

CHICAGO, Sept. 8, 2014 — Amy Lin Meyerson has been elected to a one-year term as chair of the American Bar Association Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division (GPSolo).

Meyerson practices business and general corporate law in Weston, Conn., as a sole practitioner.  Martindale-Hubbell has awarded her an AV rating, which identifies a lawyer with high to preeminent legal ability, integrity and overall professional excellence.  Before opening her own firm in April, 2004, Meyerson engaged in the practice of corporate law, commercial law, securities law, computer law, Internet law and telecommunications law on behalf of Internet-based and other high-technology businesses (public and private) with a corporate boutiques firm in Stamford, Conn., and Atlanta, Ga. She also has worked in the corporate practice group of a large global law firm in New York City and clerked for a U.S. district court magistrate judge in Hartford, Conn.

During her term as chair, Meyerson has chosen the theme “Reexamine your practice;

Outfit yourself with skills and tools; and Initiate something in your practice and life.”

ROI re-enforces the division’s commitments to ensuring members, partnering entities, sponsors and other stakeholders receive a sizable return on their investment (e.g. money, time, effort) from their GPSolo membership and involvement in the division.  Also, under this theme, GPSolo plans to present programming on helping attorneys who are returning to the legal profession, educating practicing attorneys on avenues to winning new business, energizing seasoned attorneys to regain their passion for the law, and assisting large firm attorneys in transitioning to a solo or small firm practice.

Meyerson has previously served as GPSolo’s director, secretary, vice chair and chair-elect.  She is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and has received ABA presidential appointments to the Standing Committee on Professional Discipline and the Standing Committee on Technology and Information Systems.  She was recently appointed by ABA President William Hubbard to serve on the ABA Section Officers Conference Planning Group for the ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services conclave on Sept. 12, bringing together attorneys and other professionals to formulate recommendations on how technology can help expand the availability of affordable legal services.

Meyerson is a past president of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.  She founded the Connecticut Asian Pacific American Bar Association in 2000 and the CAPABA Educational Foundation in 2006. She also served as a commissioner on the Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission of Connecticut.  Meyerson has served in several leadership roles within the Connecticut Bar Association and is a fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation.

She received a 2012 NAPABA Women’s Leadership Award, was named a Top Lawyer in Fairfield County from November, 2010 to 2013, was selected as one of NAPABA’s Best Lawyers Under 40 in 2003, and received a New Leaders In the Law Award from the Connecticut Law Tribune in 2002. Meyerson received the 2006 Edwin Archer Randolph Diversity Award from the Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity along with a proclamation from then Connecticut Gov. M. Jodi Rell, R, proclaiming April 26, 2006 as Amy Lin Meyerson Day in Connecticut.

Meyerson earned her J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law, and received an A.B. with distinction from Duke University.  She is admitted to the bars of Connecticut, Georgia and the District of Columbia, the D.C. Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

With more than 19,025 members, the ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division is committed to providing unique resources exclusively for solo, small-firm and general practitioners, who represent one-half of the nation’s lawyers, and is the only ABA entity exclusively devoted to solo practitioners and small firm attorneys.

 

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